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View From The Top: A Conversation with Hemant Taneja, CEO and Managing Director of General Catalyst

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Hemant Taneja is the CEO and Managing Director of General Catalyst.

Hemant is an advocate for Responsible Innovation, aligning innovation with the long-term interests of society by engineering for growth and good with greater intention, fewer unintended consequences, and increased inclusivity.

In his 2022 book Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies with Responsible Innovation, Hemant lays out an actionable framework for founders and executives on how to create innovative companies built for growth and for societal good that withstand the test of time. As part of this, he is also co-founder and chairman of Responsible Innovation Labs, a non-profit consortium of leaders aiming to create standards of innovation to serve the needs of a global society, and to help build enduring companies that re-center technology as a force for good.

Alongside his work at General Catalyst, Hemant serves on the Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, has worked on climate and energy issues as the co-founder and Chairman of Advanced Energy Economy, and he is a founding board member of Khan Lab School, an innovative K-12 school.